Month: May 2014

How do we disagree?

I get asked a lot what it is like to return to the US after living overseas for so many years. They are wondering if I have any culture shock in coming back. The truth is: I do. One thing that shocks me is the acerbic nature of how some followers of Jesus interact with…

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Avoiding the hole in holism

In his book, Change Across Cultures, Bruce Bradshaw writes: The Church’s outreach in the 19th and 20th centuries resulted in the planting of churches around the world. It was less successful, however, in transforming the societies in which people lived. Poverty, injustice, corruption, violence, and oppression continued unchecked in much of the world, despite the growth…

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